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Dec. 19th, 2014

Legend 2

melodysparks

Goodbye, Mr Sheppard by Puddle-jumper2 (aka Kartara’s Angel) (PG13)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Steven Caldwell
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKey
Categories: Slash AU - Alternate Universe, Challenge, Character Study, Historical
Warnings: Character Death, angst, brings tears to your eyes
Author on LJ: puddle_jumper2
Author's Website: Leslie’s Fan Fiction
Link: Goodbye, Mr. Sheppard
Author's Website: puddle-jumper2 on Wraithbait
Link: Goodbye, Mr Sheppard on Wraithbait

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says: "I thought I heard you say 'twas a pity, a pity I never had any children..." The idea for the story is inspired by a beloved classic called Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

Set in 1914 England Professor John Sheppard retires from a life’s work at Brookstone. A delightful take on the amazing classic Goodbye, Mr Chips. Be aware you may need tissues



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Dec. 18th, 2014

fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

B is for Battle Ready, by Wonderland (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Catherine Langford
Characters: Catherine Langford, Janet Frasier
Pairing: very vague references to Catherine/Ernest
Categories: gen, friendship, episode related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: sg_wonderland
Author's Website: Wonderland at AO3
Link: B is for Battle Ready

Why This Must Be Read: This is a wonderful look at an unexpected friendship: Catherine Langford and Janet Frasier, from their first clash in Torment and Tantalus to a melancholy, solitary moment in the wake of Heroes. Both women shine here as their friendship deepens over the years, seen in snapshots that touch on various episodes. A really lovely story!


The two women shared a smile before Catherine hopped down from the gurney. “Dr. Fraiser, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got an Air Force to bully.”

Fraiser wasn’t about to bet against the white-haired steamroller who sailed purposefully from the infirmary. She handed off the file in her hands and went to check on Dr. Littlefield.

Dec. 17th, 2014

jack and daniel friendship

sg_fignewton

What Fate Daniel Jackson, by JD Junkie (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson
Categories: episode related, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: jdjunkie
Author's Website: JD Junkie at AO3
Link: What Fate Daniel Jackson

Why This Must Be Read: This is a quiet, intelligent coda to Fire and Water, as Jack and Daniel talk about expectation, responsibility, and what they mean to one another. Beautifully adult, in the best sense of the word, and a real classic SG-1 feel for an excellent read.


Jack was an emotionally closed book most of the time, just as Daniel was. Maybe their unlikely friendship was helping them both turn a few pages. Maybe letting Daniel find his own way was a different way of showing he cared.

Dec. 15th, 2014

Legend

melodysparks

Just Another Day by earlymorningechoes (PG13)

Show: SG1
Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Sam Carter, Jack O'Neill, Vala Mal Doran, Jonas Quinn, Teal'c (SG-1), Daniel Jackson, Janet Fraiser, George Hammond
Pairings: Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill Vala Mal Doran/Jonas Quinn Janet Fraiser/Daniel Jackson
Categories: HET, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - High School
Warnings: None
Author's Website: Earlymorningechoes on AO3
Link: Just Another Day

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says: A day in the life of high school-aged SG1.

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Dec. 14th, 2014

Stargate Glyph

fabrisse

in the Ballroom with the Rope by Aurora Novarum (G)

Show: SG1

Rec Category: Team
Characters: Teal'c, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, Vala Mal Doran, Cameron Mitchell, Jack O'Neill, Jonas Quinn
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen, friendship, humor
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: aurora_novarum
Author's Website:
Link: in the Ballroom with the Rope

Why This Must Be Read: It's a bit of silliness related, at least tangentially, to episode 200. It's just the whole team sitting around playing games to while away their time under quarantine. It's short, but very sweet.

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Dec. 11th, 2014

Pegasus 2

melodysparks

Five Ways Janet Fraiser and Elizabeth Weir Worked Together by vicki (PG13)

Show: SG1 & SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Janet Fraiser
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen, Alternate Universe, crossover
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: None
Author's Website: Vicki on AO3
Link: Five Ways Janet Fraiser and Elizabeth Weir Worked Together by vicki on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Five little AU fics by vicki where Janet from SG1 meets Elizabeth from SGA. I chose this for sg_fignewton

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Dec. 8th, 2014

stargate

magickmoons

Whatever It Takes by jdjunkie (Mature)

Show: SG-1
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson/Jack O’Neill
Characters: Daniel, Jack, Sam, Teal’c, Dr. Brightman, Dr. MacKenzie, Hank Landry
Pairings: Daniel Jackson/Jack O’Neill
Categories: Slash, Hurt/Comfort, Established Relationship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: jd_junkie
Author's Website: jdjunkie at AO3
Link: Whatever It Takes

Author's Summary: Jack had been at Homeworld Security for fourteen days.

Daniel had been missing for four.

Why This Must Be Read: This is jdjunkie Hurt/Comfort at its best, which is saying something! It is wonderfully emotionally evocative, pulling the reader in right from the start. The characterizations are compelling, believable, and, at times, absolutely heartbreaking. The writing is fantastic, perfectly paced and never rushed, giving the reader time to reflect and to feel with the characters as the story progresses.

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Dec. 1st, 2014

fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

December reccers

Many thanks to 1lastdanceluv, hilde, imwithrebel, melodysparks,morena_evensong, and
patk for all their November recs!

Our December reccers are:

fabrisse: Team

hilde: Ronon Dex

imwithrebel: John Sheppard

magickmoons: Jack/Daniel

melodysparks:AU

patk: Team

that_which: John/Rodney

You'll note we have two team categories this month. One is SGA and is SG-1, so there will lots of teamy goodness spread around. :)

A special welcome to our new reccer, Fabrisse! Please join the comm and comment here so we can grant you access for posting. I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs.

Reccers, the rest of you have access and can start posting any time. Remember that you have committed to making two recs over the month of December, although of course we'll be happy with more.

Nov. 30th, 2014

fic rec

sg_fignewton

Stargateficrec still seeking reccers for December

We've had plenty of volunteers to rec SGA fic in December (yay!), but not a single reccer has signed up for SG-1 categories. There's still time, though! If you are interested in reccing at least two of your favorite stories next month - SG-1, SGA, or even SGU - please comment here.
jack and daniel friendship

sg_fignewton

Dangerous Men, by Lokei (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill
Categories: gen, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: lokei
Author's Website: Lokei at AO3
Link: Dangerous Men

Why This Must Be Read: This is Jack contemplating Daniel over the years, from the original movie through S8. His reflections on what motivates Daniel speak volumes about Jack himself and the depths of their friendship.

It's almost lyrical as Lokei deftly weaves canon together to form a genuine, meaningful whole.

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Perfectly coordinated

imwithrebel

Rescue by tigs (G)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: John and Rodney Friendship
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen, Action/Adventure, Team
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: tigs
Author's Website: tigs on AO3
Link: Rescue

Why This Must Be Read: In contrast to my last rec, this is a Rodney dominated “John and Rodney Friendship” story. The rest of the team has been captured and it’s up to Rodney (once again) to save the day. In order to be successful, he has to ask himself “What would Sheppard do?”

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Pretty Boys

imwithrebel

His Dinner with Jeannie by Xparrot (G)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: John and Rodney Friendship
Characters: John Sheppard, Jeannie Miller
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen, Episode Related
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: xparrot
Author's Website: Xparrot on AO3
Link: His Dinner with Jeannie

Why This Must Be Read: It may seem odd to rec a story as “John and Rodney friendship” where Rodney does not appear in, but the theme is evident from beginning to end. After their return to Atlantis, the IOA wants to have a meeting with Rodney about the events in Miller’s Crossing, but John convinces Carter to send him instead, knowing that Rodney still feels bad for everything that happened. After the meeting, John has supper with Jeannie, who also wants to know the truth about what happened. Through their discussions, they both learn more about Rodney.

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Nov. 29th, 2014

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Kirkendorf's Tribe" by Negolith (R)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, OC
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: negolith2
Author's Website: none
Link “Kirkendorf's Tribe“ by Negolith

Summary by the author:
It was supposed to be a simple trade mission, until John learned the hard way that he really should pay attention more in those pre-missions briefings.

Why This Must Be Read:
What do you need when you look out the window and all you see is grey clouds, rain, bleak mood all around?
Right, you need to read something cracktastically funny. Something like John Sheppard in a peni... ah, go and read for yourself.
Team Sheppard goes through the gate and walks straight into a National Geographic documentary, so to speak.
Usually I'm no fan of the first person narrative (in this case it's John) but this story is just so hilarious that it simply doesn't matter.
If you need something to cheer you up - that's the story for you.

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Nov. 28th, 2014

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Running Tally" by Chandri (PG)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Jennifer Keller
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: chandri
Author's Website: „fantasi.net“
Link “Running Tally“ by Chandri

Summary by the author:
Atlantis is stuck on Earth, waiting for the IOA's decision. Rodney just broke up with his girlfriend. But John Sheppard is in a weirdly good mood, and Rodney wants to know why.

Why This Must Be Read:
This story would also match the categories "Rodney McKay" and "Sheppard/McKay" but I love it most for the team absolutlely knowing what's going on while Rodney is completely clueless - not for lack of facts but for his utter inability to put them together.

Plus, I like Chandri's entertaining style of telling a story and hitting the characters of Ronon and Teyla spot on.

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Nov. 27th, 2014

aithusa

morena_evensong

A Moving Sea by Marzipan77 (Pg-13)

Show: SG-1 and SGA

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Steven Caldwell, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Richard Woolsley
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen, Friendship fic
Warnings: Angst, PTSD, Depression
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Ff.net
Link: A Moving Sea

Why This Must Be Read: Marzipan77 is a phenomenal writer with a talent for weaving words to create the perfect atmosphere. When I originally read this story I hadn't actually seen any SGA yet (and I still haven't seen "First Contact" or "Lost Tribe" during which this story is set), but I still loved this story for its vivid imagery and powerful emotions. Now that I've seen most of SGA, I can appreciate just how perfectly each character is portrayed, their voice captured. Although there is a definite plot here as Daniel travels to Atlantis, at its core this story is about friendship and about Daniel struggling to deal with everything that's happened to him over the years, and especially how badly he's coped with his friends from SG-1 leaving him. There are a lot of great character moments in this story as Daniel gets to know Atlantis and as the Atlantis crew gets to meet Daniel. An all-around beautifully written story.

Nov. 26th, 2014

aithusa

morena_evensong

Choose Your Battles by Brionhet (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, OC members of SG-3
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen
Warnings: bullying, marine stereotyping
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: at The Alpha Gate
Link: Choose Your Battles

Why This Must Be Read: There's always something fun about a story with bullies who get shown up in the end. Or, even better, where the followers realize the ring-leader's actually full of it and not nearly as impressive as he thinks he is. How does this happen? SG-3 needs new members: enter three new recruits to the SGC, marines who couldn't be more stereotypical if they tried. There are some lovely team moments in this story as the rest of SG-1 rallies around Daniel to keep the obnoxious new guys away from him, but even better is the actual character developement seen in the bullies themselves when they're eventually forced to see and understand why Daniel's on SG-1.
janet next

sg_fignewton

December reccers: volunteer post

This entry will be open to volunteers through Sunday, November 30th. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on Monday.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of December. November reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

You must be a member of stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, remember to join the community.

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Remember: first come, first claimed.
fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

O is for Orange, by Jane Davitt (PG-13)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Teal'c
Characters: Teal'c
Categories: gen, character study, angst
Warnings: remembered violence
Author on LJ: janedavitt
Author's Website: Jane's Stories
Link: O is for Orange

Why This Must Be Read: Jane Davitt shares a superbly heart wrenching memory of Teal'c's from his days as First Prime. Short, literally sharp, and powerfully hurtful.


As he bites into it, a pip, slippery, small, catches in his throat. He coughs, swallows, and tastes blood.

Not his. A memory, no more.

Nov. 25th, 2014

aithusa

morena_evensong

Chaka by Glacis (NC-17)

Show: SG1

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Characters: Daniel, Chaka, other Unas, Team
Pairings: Daniel/Chaka
Categories: Slash
Warnings: Dub-con, human/alien sex
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Area 52
Link: Chaka

Why This Must Be Read: I love Chaka: I loved the episode in which he first appeared and I cheered each time he showed up on the show. When I saw that this story had Daniel/Chaka as a pairing I just had to read it. It's a simple story, with something of a plot that, interestingly/amusingly enough, shows us both Daniel's and Chaka's side of events. My favourite part of this story is that Glacis has done a great job of not forgetting that Chaka's not human: his entire interaction with Daniel is flavoured with this 'otherness'. Including a rather interesting, er, compatability issue.

Author's Summary: Chaka keeps Daniel from becoming lunch.
janet next

sg_fignewton

Night Terrors, by Thothmes (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack and Janet friendship
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Janet Fraiser, Cassandra Fraiser
Categories: gen, angst, character study
Warnings: watch where you step
Author on LJ: thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Night Terrors

Why This Must Be Read: Stories in which Janet has to deal with Jack's gift to Cassie never get old. And this gem, where a frustrated, exhausted Janet calls Jack to vent about the dog at zero dark thirty, is pitch perfect for them both.

It wasn't easy for Cassie or for Janet at the beginning. This is a great look at how both of them deal with it.

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Nov. 24th, 2014

Legend

melodysparks

(Loosely Inspired By) The Parent Trap (NC17)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard Richard Woolsey Elizabeth Weir Original Female Character(s)
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories:Slash, Alternate Universe, Romance
Warnings: Adult Themes
Author on LJ: elayna88
Author's Website: Master Elayna's Den
Author's Website: Elayna on AO3
Link: (Loosely Inspired By) The Parent Trap on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary Says :Two men take on a responsibility they had never anticipated and don't handle it well. Notes: I've seen both versions of The Parent Trap once, and neither of them recently. So this is very much my running with the general idea, rather than being faithful to either movie. And I've always thought splitting up twins was a horrible thing to do, so I ended up addressing/justifying that decision more than I remember the movies bothering.

I seem to be going through a movie thing at the moment when it comes to fanfics not that I mind I love to read an authors take on a movie with an SGA/SG1/SGu twist.
I can remember both versions of the movie this story is based on, the original with Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith and the remake with Lindsey Lohan, Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid and all I can say is I love Elayna's version the best.

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Legend 2

melodysparks

The Wedding Date by Master Elayna [NC-17]

Show: SGA/SG1

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, Vala Mal Doran
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories:Slash, Alternate Universe, Romance
Warnings: Adult Themes
Author on LJ: elayna88
Author's Website: Master Elayna's Den
Author's Website: Elayna on AO3
Link: The Wedding Date on AO3
Author's Website: Master Elayna on Writhbait
Link: The Wedding Date on Wraithbait

Why This Must Be Read: The summary says: Rodney McKay hires an escort to attend a wedding with him and gets more than he expected. This is loosely based on "The Wedding Date" starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney. "Loosely" because as soon as I started watching the movie, I thought it was a perfect premise for a McShep and then…

Rodney needs a date for Samantha Carter's wedding. He hires an escort but unfortunately she can not make it and sends her replacement instead. I like this fic a lot and it is written by one of my favourite authors.

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friendship, sam and daniel, sam daniel wondertwins

sg_fignewton

It's Not The End Of The World, But You Can See It From There, by Fridayschild (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Characters: Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, team
Categories: gen, AU, humor, character study, apocafic, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: fridayschild85
Author's Website: fan fiction tag
Link: It's Not The End Of The World, But You Can See It From There

Why This Must Be Read: This is Sam and Daniel friendship, playing effortless backup to each other both physcially and emotionally, with an added touch of teamy goodness and an unexpected darkly humorous twist. What's not to love?

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∞ sga | sparky | side by side.

1lastdanceluv

"Neria" by darkmoonvampire [pg/k+]

Show: SGA
Rec Category: John/Elizabeth
Characters: John Sheppard, Elizabeth Weir, Rodney McKay, others
Pairings: John/Elizabeth
Categories: adventure, romance, auish (more of a cannon change), angst
Warnings: none
Author on FFNEt: darkmoonvampire
Link:
Neria.

Why This Must Be Read:
A nice little AU story, this story has a lot of the things that I really enjoyed about the series: adventure, humor and a believable storyline. It reads like a missing episode, and the author has several Sparky fics in the work so check them out too!

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Nov. 17th, 2014

Pegasus 2

melodysparks

Embrace the Storm by Brumeier (NC17)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard Ronon Dex Teyla Emmagan Evan Lorne Laura Cadman Radek Zelenka Carson Beckett Peter Kavanagh Nancy Sheppard

Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard John Sheppard/Nancy Sheppard

Categories: Slash ALternate Universe Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion Emotional Hurt/Comfort Friendship/Love

Warnings: Adult Themes
Author on LJ: brumeier
Author's Website: Brumier on AO3
Link: Embrace The Storm

Why This Must Be Read: Based on one of my favourite movies "Twister" This is the SGA take on the movie. This is the second part of Brumeiers "At The Movies Series".

THe Summary says: Movie Fusion - Twister (Originally posted as part of Through the Gate, but my OCD made me to break it out and include it as part of my movie fusion series. LOL! No need to review if you've already done so, I promise!)
John left the storm chasing team for the life he thought he wanted. When he comes back he realizes he made a mistake, but is it too late?

I love the way that John and Rodney fit perfectly the Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt roles. The plot is pretty much the same but works really well with SGA

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